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June 13, 2011


     We woke up extremely sick today. Ray had a fever the night before, and I woke up with one. The biggest blisters imaginable lined the heel of my right foot. We  unwillingly packed our bags and trekked over to the train station, bought our tickets and were out of the city by 10:00 am. We tried to find flu medicine but all the pharmacies were closed because of Pentecost and no shops sold medicine. At 10:30 am, we got to the Ventimiglia, Italy stop. I was able to properly buy tickets in my Rosetta Stone Italian, which was pretty awesome! It took us another half hour to get over to the San Remo station, but it felt great to finally be where we needed to be. 
     We took a bus to Blue Beach, which is like a low-key hotel on the water. This is where we will be staying for the rest of the week for training purposes. I am bunking with four other girls in this tiny little efficiency apartment. My husband is at the other end of the hall with four guys, I think. This is a very strange experience since I have only ever lived with my family and now my husband. I mentally prepared to be apart from him, but now that it's happening, it sucks. The girls I am bunking with seem very nice, I am glad I didn't get a bunk full of loud, obnoxious people. 

     Tomorrow we begin our training. There are about eighty tutors here, so they split everyone up into two groups. Of course, my husband and I were placed separately, but a really nice guy in my husbands group asked the supervisors if we could switch so my husband and I could be together. 

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Posted by Lizzy001 09:10 Archived in Italy Tagged beaches travel vacation italy backpacking miami blog travel_blog

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Hi, Lizzy and Ray!

It's okay to be nervous, but remember: If I could do it 2 summers straight by myself, then you can definitely do it with your husband (hehehe).

This will be one of the most exciting adventures of your life, so enjoy it to the fullest! Eat as much as you can, drink as much house wine as you can, and take as many pictures/videos that can fit onto your memory card! Here's a tip: Take lots of videos... even of you guys just explaining the day's events. Most of these small, cute memories will be forgotten even before you leave Europe! So, the more videos you record, the more fun times you'll have reminiscing years later.

I can't wait to see where you're stationed! :) Good luck!

Oh, and 2 months does count as living abroad! :D


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